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Africa’s largest mosque opens

Updated on: 27 February,2024 07:48 AM IST  |  Algiers
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Built by a Chinese firm, the Great Mosque of Algiers features the world’s tallest minaret, measuring at 869 feet. It is the third largest mosque in the world and largest outside Islam’s holiest cities

Africa’s largest mosque opens

The Djamaa el-Djazair. Pic/AP

Algeria inaugurated a gigantic mosque on its Mediterranean coastline Sunday after years of political upheaval transformed the project from a symbol of state-sponsored strength and religiosity to one of delays and cost overruns.


Built by a Chinese firm, the Great Mosque of Algiers features the world’s tallest minaret, measuring at 869 feet. It is the third largest mosque in the world and largest outside Islam’s holiest cities. 


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